Jacob L. Krohngold

Age 93, of East Lansing, MI, passed away August 22, 2015.

Survived by wife, Betty Goodman Krohngold; children, Peggy (Bill) Jackson, Elaine (Don) Hochheiser, and David Krohngold; grandchildren, Charlie (Amy) Fox, Jeremy Olson, Stacey Olson (fiancé, Mike Hernandez), and zeda to great-grandsons, Dakota Brown and Keaton Fox.

Jacob is also survived by Betty’s family: sons, Ken (Sallie) Goodman, Tom (Zaira) Goodman, and David Goodman; grandchildren Aaron (Christine) Goodman, Evan Goodman, Keith Goodman, Ambra Goodman.

Jacob is also survived by his special niece, Pennie Goldin Michelin, and her son, Joshua; many nieces and nephews from both of his marriages, as well as many friends in both the Detroit area and Lansing, where he and Betty have resided during their marriage.

Preceded in death by first wife, Clarita Goldin Krohngold.  Jacob was a custom upholsterer who owned Krohngold Upholstering.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing.  Interment will take place at Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Shaarey Zedek.  Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Trudy Bower
August 23, 2015 at 8:53 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Jake was always very nice to me every time I saw him.

Ginny Sterling
August 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Jake was such a fun guy – I will really miss him. After visiting him and Betty, I always felt better than before, cheered by his many witticisms and one liners and her optimistic spirit. He had great comic timing and was so down to earth.

I haven’t had parents for many years and they were both always very good to me. I felt they knew a lot more about life than I did, and like I would absorb some of that wisdom by listening to them talk.

And when I think about “The Greatest Generation”, I always picture Jake, growing up to deaf parents during the Depression, enlisting in the military, marrying young and happily, building his own business. There aren’t so many like him any more.

I’m glad to have known Jake – may he rest in peace.


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